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I'm a wife, mom, and gestational surrogate. I've been blessed to be able to have 2 beautiful daughters of my own and 2 cute little surro babes for IPs. With the support of my WONDERFUL family and friends, I'm doing it again!! Follow me on my journey...

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

33 weeks!!

6 weeks to go!! (Day 43 of bedrest)
Yesterday's appointment went well. Cervix was 2.9, which is good; no funneling and baby is still head down, yay! My weight was up 4 lbs from 2 weeks ago, ugh! But I'm gonna blame some of that on Baby L (and not the blueberry muffins my hubby stocked me up on) ☺Baby L is weighing about 4lbs 4ozs! Any guesses on how much you think he'll weigh when he's born? Let's see...2 weeks ago he was at 3.1, so he gained 1.3 in 2 weeks. If he keeps that up he should be about 8lbs 3oz when he's born, so that's my guess, lol. Dang, that's a big ol' baby!

Guess what? No, I'm not off of bedrest, don't get too excited. BUT my Dr did say that he will allow me to go to my IP's baby shower!! You have no idea how excited I am about that! It's like I got a "get out of jail free" card! (as Tonya would say ☺) It's this Saturday and I cannot wait! My IPs live a few hours away, so my mom is gonna drive me there and I'll just be chillaxin with my seat back on the passenger side. ☺ I'll definitely tell you guys all about it when I get back!

Anywho, here's the scoop on the baby this week:
This week baby weighs a little over 4 pounds and has passed the 17-inch mark. He's rapidly losing that wrinkled, alien look (thank goodness ☺) and his skeleton is hardening. The bones in his skull aren't fused together, which allows them to move and slightly overlap, thus making it easier for him to fit through the birth canal. (The pressure on the head during birth is so intense that many babies are born with a conehead-like appearance.--- but not this baby, cuz he's gonna be perfect ♥) These bones don't entirely fuse until early adulthood, so they can grow as his brain and other tissue expands during infancy and childhood.

Hey! On a totally seperate note, do you like the new background and pics on the blog? No, really, do you?  I'm not sure if I'm a fan of it yet or not...
But I am happy that I can now share pics of my IPs!!




Aren't they so cute!!?! ☺♥ And Baby L is gonna make a perfect addition to their family!

I'll holla at y'all next week, peeps! TTYL!
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11 comments:

Jeni said...

Hooray for a nice, big baby!! I'm going with 7-11. Mostly because nachos sound pretty incredible right now! lol! I LOVE the new blog look!!! And yes, your IP's are adorable! How exciting that they are going to be parents VERY soon!

mommaof4 said...

You are doing so great! i say 8.14!!;)

Jesse said...

Yay!! First, you look great as always. Second, your IPs are totally cute! And third, WHERE THE HECK DID THE LAST 33 WEEKS GO???? Dude. That's nuts.

Keep on truckin'! Doing a fantastic job!

Ashley said...

You are doing so well on this bed rest thing. And I am so happy you get to go to the baby shower... that will be sooo exciting!! And I LOVE the new look... your IP's are adorable!! Thank you so much for sharing.

whitney said...

that's so awesome you get to go!! i can't wait to see pics :) you're IPs look so cute except for the patriots jerseys LMAO ... keep on trucking!

Mark Himes said...

Love the new background photos. And it's great that you included your IPs in on the Family. How cool is that!
Congrats on getting out of the house soon. I really do take it for granted. Make sure you wear something that won't show fingerprints because you know everybody will be wanting to touch your belly. m.

cheldi said...

Oh how fun that you get to be there for the baby shower! Have a great time!

Kelli said...

You look awesome, and he is a growing boy for sure! I say 8 lbs even. :) Your IP's are so cute too! Have fun at the shower!

one faux mommy said...

lOvE your ip's pic's.! i think it's great you can share them!

my guess for baby's weight is 7#15ozs.

tasha said...

Love the new design! You going to be delivering a beautiful baby for your cute IPs! :)

braejuma said...

Like the new design....and good gosh woman you are tiny!!!! Im way bigger then you and Im only 26 weeks! lol